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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 58,416 People

    I'm A Miracle - All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I need someone to talk with
    imloved1234 imloved1234 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been at this for years. I should be used to it by now. Why is it still so terrifying when I realize that this round could last far too long?
    MyaCelph MyaCelph 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I stopped cutting for a month :)
    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    My Inner Monster - Depression has shadowed my life since I was 13 years old in middle school. I would experience strong waves of sadness that I couldn't comprehend at the time. I...
    sunnygirl93 sunnygirl93 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    The Stigma - There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I have decided to give up depression for Lent.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 18

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    Why do you have to cheat on me?
    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    When it's dark look for star * .... :)
    lost021 lost021 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    This Is For You. - This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Downward Spiral... - Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression - My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Everyone Needs To Read This - Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I battle depression, and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 34 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes - The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 205 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit....... - If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 28 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 14

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    Recently I've been trying to be happy and upbeat but It's hard. The thoughts in my head just keep me back from it. I want a therapist but I don't think my parents will pay for it...
    Isabella545 Isabella545 13-15 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Never say these things to someone who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 4

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    When someone tells me, "just cheer up!" or, "think positive!" or, "be happy." I just want to look at them and say, "Well gee! I'm cured! Thank you! I have been suffering with this...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    A Little Rant: - I don't think a lot of people know the difference between being sad and having depression. I keep seeing on here that some people are so "depressed" today. I think...
    Demonicfemale Demonicfemale 16-17, F 9 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    I need someone to talk to...
    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Once again I'm crying, and I don't know why.... I started reading about biological and chemical warfare, and I stopped once I felt the overwhelming feeling of paranoia again. At...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm out of words, I can't even describe it anymore. It feels like nothing. I feel nothing. I am nothing. And I accept that.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off...... - and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I REALLY love this site. This room. This app. We are all so supportive here... I can't tell u how helpful it has been being here and hearing your stories and getting to share mine...
    TheSingerNB TheSingerNB 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't think I'm going to go home to visit my family for Easter. I can't even get out of bed except to go to the bathroom. Usually I would have bought my train ticket weeks ago to...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I battle depression and many forms of anxiety. I am happily engaged and I know this guy is the one because he's the only one who puts up with my crazy moods. I just recently...
    drafrombrooklyn drafrombrooklyn 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was in a relationship with this girl for 3 and a half years. She saved my life when I was suicidal, and when at my lowest point she made me smile ear to ear. The holes in my...
    TheHelpingHand TheHelpingHand 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 1

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    Depression Is... - DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I always feel so empty and think I'm worthless because I can't do anything right. I have had depression for 2 years and it keeps getting worse and worse. I just don't want to be...
    lee521 lee521 13-15, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    So you know what it feels like to cry yourself to sleep every night? Do you know what it feels like to have your parents tell you every single day that they want to hit you? Do...
    hearmecryandwatchmedie hearmecryandwatchmedie 16-17, F 11 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Caption: A chart clarifying the differences between the effects of flirtatious behavior and sexual harassment. Essentially, flirting should be flattering and reciprocal, while...
    cbhermitwriter cbhermitwriter 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Good Friday marks the one year anniversary of my first suicide attempt. I honestly have no idea how the day is going to go for me. :/
    RobinPancakes RobinPancakes 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hide behind a neutral face I act strong but really im crumbling on the inside...I am to scared to cry because i dont think i could stop the tears once they fall...I suffer from...
    WildNikolaRose33 WildNikolaRose33 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Those bad feelings are coming back again.......
    GaleJake GaleJake 13-15, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel hopeless all the time after breaking up from 7 years with a terrible person who totally drained me out .... Will I ever feel love again ....
    Kayyee Kayyee 36-40, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    When it's dark look for star * .... :)
    lost021 lost021 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    You wanna hear what a depressed person with nothing to lose feels? have a seat. If you think you change my mind, please, read this then comment. There was never any hope of me...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Well I'm recovering from some really hard times. Had to stop everything I was doing and now I'm not doing much. It would be easier if I had some friends or at least some people to...
    ErickF26 ErickF26 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis - Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer. - I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 19 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Is Numbness a Sign of Depression? - hello to everyone, ive suffered from depression in the past i think part of me has accepted that its part of my makeup, u have good periods and...
    LeeAnn LeeAnn 26-30, F 69 Responses Jul 31, 2007

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    Depression:The Misunderstood Illness - uhhhhhhhh i dont really have a story haha but ill try im 26 and i feel like im 90 i feel like ive lived too long up until the fall of 2002 i...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 35 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    I'm so close to relapsing. I hate living here. I'm not allowed to move out. I hate it all. One day , i will be strong enough. I'm done.
    Incognit05 Incognit05 22-25, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say - I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    I know it's hard to appreciate something that is a constant in your life, but I have to say this. I hate people in relationships complaining about a lack of sex, or complaining...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My depression has gotten so bad over the last year and a half , almost two years. I can barely handle it. I'm nearly at the end of my battle tbh ..
    Thatonegirl5678 Thatonegirl5678 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird. We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    Nembutal. Kind of hard to find. Any leads?
    Yerbamate Yerbamate 26-30, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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